Hathern (St. Peter)

HATHERN (St. Peter), a parish, in the union of Loughborough, hundred of West Goscote, N. division of the county of Leicester, 3 miles (N. W.) from Loughborough; containing 1252 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £12; net income, £376; patrons, the family of Phillips: the tithes were commuted for land and money payments in 1777: Increased accommodation has been provided in the church by the addition of 106 free sittings. There are places of worship for Baptists and Wesleyans. An estate consisting of 5 cottages and 22 acres of land, left for charitable purposes, produces £55 per annum, which sum is applied in teaching and apprenticing boys, and distributing coal, clothing, and flour among the poor.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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